The Vinyl Plane
Hailing from Uniondale, local rockers The Vinyl Plane—singer Dave Seubert, guitarist Keith Obenauer, bassist Frank Mascaro and drummer Steve Mazz—dish out dirty, gritty, powerful, no-holds-barred rock ala some of the fury unleashed in early ’90s grunge (a damn good thing). They’re just the latest local band invading The Space’s Lounge—the place to go on Thursday nights to relax, enjoy a beverage, and catch Free, killer performances of local acts. Expect loud guitars, soaring vocals and a hell of a lotta fun. Free! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com Doors: 5 p.m. Show: 9 p.m. Show. September 11

Hawthorne Heights
The Ohio quartet (rhythm guitarist/screamer Casey Calvert passed away in 2007) delivers super-charged, emotional rock that is both moving and sincere. Touring in support of their latest, this year’s acoustic edition (and tenth anniversary celebration) of their 2004 debut The Silence in Black and White, expect melodic flashes of hardcore, emo and pop punk, along with ear-splitting screams and of course, single “Ohio Is For Lovers.” With opening acts The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Approaching Troy and Long Island rockers Famous Last Words. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20. 6 p.m. September 11

Mobb Deep
The hardcore rap duo Havoc and Prodigy from Queensbridge will perform songS from their latest album The Infamous Mobb Deep, as well as their earlier hits. With opening acts Depo, Status, Tony Slippaz, DA the Future, F. Blanco. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20-$25. 8 p.m. September 11

Ji
This 22-year-old concert pianist who has performed across the nation was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted young pianist who is clearly going places.” Trust us, it’s worth stopping in to see what all the fuss is about. Have you ever experienced waterfalls of cascading notes that rise and fall and twinkle and sear like waves of pseudo-crystalline flaming-magnetic meteoric stars? You will. Wow. Grace Auditorium, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor. cshl.edu/campus-events $20. 6 p.m. September 12

Secrets and Seawalls
Inspired by vulnerabilities felt after Superstorm Sandy and the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, this original work is performed by the Kinesis Project dance theatre under the artistic direction of choreographer Melissa Riker, an alumnus of the venue. It is powerful, emotional, moving. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $30. 7:30 p.m. September 12, 3 p.m. September 13

United Ink
Tattoo artists and lovers will converge for the United Ink Flight 914 Tattoo, Art and Music Festival, featuring 150 booths, live music, games, contests, tattooing demonstrations, tattoo movie screenings. Some of the 250 of tattoo artists confirmed to be in attendance include Master Mike, Myke Chambers, Cris Gherman, Jose Perez, Zhang Po plus, Shanghai Kate, called “the godmother of tattooing.” Also in attendance will be tattoo reality show celebrities, including Big Gus and Jasmine Rodriguez from Tattoo Nightmares, Joey Tattoo from Tattoo Rescue, many of the current and former Inkmasters such as Halo, Lydia Bruno, Al fliction, Jayvo Scott, Sarah Miller, and more. The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org newyorktattooshow.com $22, $12 kids ages 2-12. 2-11 p.m. September 12; 12-11 p.m. September 13; 12-7 p.m. September 14

Sinbad
Off-stage he’s a mellow fellow named David Adkins but when he’s on stage, he’s on fire as Sinbad, a hugely entertaining American stand-up comedian and actor who’s been lighting up the comedy world with his incendiary HBO specials, his TV shows—he even got his family into the act—and funny films like Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid and Jingle All The Way. Some have dubbed his comic style “hit ’em in the face” because when Sinbad gets going, he delivers a no-holds-barred laugh riot that pulls no punches. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$74. 8 p.m. September 12

Mash Up
Guest curator Stephen Lamia will lead a special lecture and gallery walk through of current exhibit “Mash Up,” inspired by Picasso and Braque, who first experimented with the art form called “collage” a century ago. This exhibition promotes and encourages artists to employ both conventional and unconventional ideas about collages, especially those that incorporate two or more media into them. Participating artists will discuss the works on view. Islip Art Musem, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. islipartmuseum.org $10. 3-4:30 p.m. September 13

Steely Dan
Ever since they met at Bard College back in another century, Donald Fagen (on vocals and keyboards) and Walter Becker (on guitar) have been making great music together as Steely Dan as well as on their own solo projects. Their songs pack a distinctive, soulful sound with lyrics that border on genius. This summer they’ve been hitting the road with their Jamalot Ever After Tour, featuring a hot horn section, great backup singers and a crew of “super-fine musicians.” Their style is a pop infusion of jazz, rock and blues. They’ve got the chops to bring down the temples of doom and gloom. Yeah, they’ve been “Reelin’ in the Years,” but so have we all. “Jamalot Ever After” with Special Guest – Bobby Broom. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $75-$250. 8 p.m. September 13 & 14

The Charlie Daniels Band
The devil goes down to Westbury when The Charlie Daniels Band takes the stage with their Southern Rock/Country roots. Be prepared to stomp to the fiddle and whoop it up as Long Island goes country for the night. With opening acts Molly Hatchet and New Riders of the Purple Sage. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$62.50. 7 p.m. September 13

Dierks Bentley
Mega-selling country singer Bentley offers a night of his brand of Nashville numbers and bourbon-soaked ballads to Nassau and Suffolk county bumpkins who just want to sit back, relax, and enjoy great music, great company and a great, great time. Expect hits spanning his impressive, acclaimed career, including tracks of his latest, Riser, including “Bourbon In Kentucky,” “I Hold On” and “Drunk On A Plane.” With opening acts Parmalee, Natalie Stovall and The Drive. Pennysaver Amphitheater, 55 Bicycle Path, Farmingville, pennysaveramp.com $34.50-$89.50. 5 p.m. September 13

Union Army on the march.
The Union Army is on the march and headed to Old Bethpage Village Restoration for an action-packed day of fun, living history!

Civil War Enactment
This event will be an interactive weekend focused on the lives of the Civil War-era soldier, circa 1864, encapsulating the camp environment and weaving the history of Company H of the 119th New York Volunteer Infantry, an entirely Long Island-raised infantry unit that participated in General Sherman’s March to the Sea and the capture of Savannah, Georgia. Among the presentations are a quartermaster’s tent focusing on soldiers’ equipment, the officers’ quarters outlining military tactics, an early war Sibley tent illustrating early war camp life, as well as military drills and stations detailing the history of the War and the soldiers that fought it. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/parks 10 a.m.-4 p.m. September 13 & 14

Long Island Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo
Fishing and boat displays, touch tanks, live music and arts and crafts while learning about environmental protection and oceanic recreational fun? Tack on some camping, fly fishing and renewable energy demos!? Hell. Yes. Captree Boat Basin, 3500 Ocean Parkway, Babylon. 516-541-4598. $8 state park parking fee. 12-4:30 p.m. September 14

Long Island Family Festival
This is a festival within a festival. There’s a carnival, live music, pet expo, arts and crafts, a gift show, magician, hypnotist, fashion show and pizza-eating contest. Rides, strange animals, magic and pizza!? Can you say “Sign me up!” Tanner Park, Bayview Avenue, Copiague. lifamilyfestival.com Free. 6-10 p.m. September 13; 11 a.m.-10 p.m., September 14; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. September 15

British Invasion Tour 2014
That classic British sound, so breathtaking in its simplicity and its monumentality, is coming back full throttle to rock our shores again, as those Sixties’ blokes bring their pop cultural contributions back across the pond with rhythms and harmonies that will make you stand up and shout. The promoter, Andrew Sandoval, vows that this is not your typical “oldies but goldies” sing-along. He’s got something more inventive in mind, thanks to Denny Laine, Billy J. Kramer, Chad & Jeremy, Mike Pender’s Searchers and more surprise artists. Alas, an illness has forced Gerry & the Pacemakers’s lead singer Gerry Marsden to drop out of the lineup but all is not lost, because Terry Sylvester, the former Hollies vocalist who replaced Graham Nash way back when, will fill in. The British are coming, the British are coming! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$96. 7 p.m. September 14

Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull
Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull
Latin beats will reverberate throughout Long Island’s biggest concert venue when the sexy duo Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull entertain the masses with hits like “Freak” and “Let Me Be Your Lover. ”Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $46-$197.75. 7:30 p.m. September 14

Ana Popovic
The sexy blues-jazz-rock guitarist/songstress from Nashville via Serbia can play and sing the blues as if she were raised along the banks of the Mississippi and has topped the Billboard Blues Chart with her lean, mean and passionate guitar work and vocals, wowing crowds across Europe and the Delta Land. Don’t miss this rare chance to catch her live within our shores. The Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $30-$35. 7 p.m. September 14

Comedy for a Cure
PULSE of New York, a Wantagh-based patient safety nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety and reducing medical errors, is hosting this fundraiser event in its quest to raise awareness to the fact that as many as 440,000 people die in hospitals from preventable medical errors each year. Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Road, Bellmore. PULSEofNY.org $20, plus two-drink minimum. 7 p.m. September 14

Journey to Flapperdom: The New Woman 1910-1925
The early 20th century presented women with remarkable challenges and opportunities. Textile historian Sally Buchanan Kinsey will explore fashion as a symbol of women’s progress from World War I through the emergence of the flapper. Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages. 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook longislandmuseum.org $9. 2 p.m. September 14

Conexiones/Connections
This new exhibit featuring contemporary Hispanic-American artists is timed to coincide with Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month in September. Artists whose work is displayed include: Kalra Caprali, Miriam Costanza, Orestes Gonzales, Ignacio Plapietrapiana, Jorge Posada, Gilberto Ruiz and Daniel Valle. Runs through Oct. 31. The Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. goldcoastarts.org Free. 4-7 p.m. September 14

Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega
This eclectic folk goddess will sing her ‘90s hits “Luka” and “Tom’ Diner.” Her captivating storytelling to he strums of her acoustic guitar has earned her a loyal following. Fun fact: “Tom’s Diner” was set at Tom’s Restaurant at 112th Street and Broadway in New York City – the same diner the Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer frequented on Seinfeld. Boulton Center for the Arts of the Great South Bay-YMCA, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $55-$60. 8 p.m. September 17

God Help the Girl
Writer/director Stuart Murdoch creates a poignant coming-of-age story that doubles as a sublime indie-pop musical from one of indie pop’s biggest songwriters. The project began as a suite of songs, written while Murdoch was in between records and tours as lead singer of Belle and Sebastian. This uplifting musical film about friendship, romance and teen rockers over a long, dream-like summer, is followed by an after-party with live local bands! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7 p.m. September 17

“Welcome Home/Bienvenido a casa”
This new stage adaptation of Howard Beckerman’s language-learning comedy is a story that follows someone who remembers very little from high school Spanish classes. After being smitten by a Spanish speaker, the spirit of the Spanish teacher appears and begins to coach our frustrated language learner in this interactive musical comedy. The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Lobby, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $10. 7:30 p.m. September 17

WIN FREE TICKETS TO CHER AT NASSAU COLISEUM SEPTEMBER 22 !!
The iconic songstress will be gracing the stage of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale September 22 and You Can Win FREE Tickets to her legendary show! Click The Link at the top of this blurb to find out how! We’ll be announcing the lucky winners on September 17, so you’ll want to hurry to enter in order to seize upon this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

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ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO LAUGH HYSTERICALLY ENJOYING COMEDIAN CHRIS D’ELIA’S GIG AT THE SPACE IN WESTBURY SEPT. 18 !!
Funnyman Chris D’Elia, known for his side-slapping role as Alex Miller in the NBC comedy Whitney, is sure to have the audience rolling in the aisles when he unleashes his hilarious brand of comedy on all those in attendance this special night. And you can be there, laughing along !! Click The Link above to learn just how !!

All part of the amazing gigs and giveaways brought to you by the Long Island Press and The Island Ear! Wow!!

—Compiled by Jamie Franchi, Spencer Rumsey, Timothy Bolger and Zack Tirana

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